With optimism and energy, Vivian can help you gain new skills, confidence, and resilience in handling life’s difficulties.
Meet Vivian. Vivian is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C) who has extensive experience in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
Thoughts on therapy. “The most rewarding yet challenging aspects of our lives are in relationships—first with ourselves, and secondly, with those around us. We do the very best we know, yet sometimes fall short of our expectations for fulfilling and healthy interpersonal relationships. Sometimes depression, anxiety, and trauma are getting in the way. Long-standing communication patterns may be keeping us “stuck.” Whatever the reason, we need new tools to move forward effectively! Therapy is a great start. Together we can clarify your priorities and goals in order to help your hopes become reality.”
Experience. Vivian earned a master’s degree in Social Work at Michigan State University. She most recently worked with active duty military personnel at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She has worked in a wide range of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, crisis intervention, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Vivian founded and was the Executive Director of a grief support center for families. She has led group therapies for depression/anxiety, anger management, grief, domestic violence, and addictions.
Treatment Approach. Did you know that you are the most-consulted expert in therapy? It’s true! Who knows and understands your problems best? You have probably been working on your goals for a while, and have gained a lot of experience and strength. My goal is to help you continue to move forward with added knowledge, insight, and skills. We can problem solve together. I use Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapies to help clients heal and move forward in their lives.
- Bachelor of Humanities and Comparative Literature: 1978, Brigham Young University
- Master of Social Work: 1998, Michigan State University
- LCSW-C (Maryland, #13481)
Training & Specialties
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Anger Management
- Trauma / Post-Traumatic Stress
- High Conflict Families
- Group Therapy
- Intimacy Concerns and Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Relapse Prevention
- LGBT issues
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-processing (EMDR)
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
- Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists (AMCAP)